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Doghouse Roses

(2001)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Steve Earle does everything he does with intelligence, creativity, passion, and integrity. In music, these strengths have earned him comparisons to Bruce Springsteen, the ardent devotion of his fans, and the admiration of the media. And Earle does a lot: he is singer, songwriter, producer, social activist, teacher. . . . He's not only someone who makes great music; he's someone to believe in. With the publication of his first collection of short stories, Doghouse Roses, he gives us yet another reason to believe.

Earle's stories reflect the many facets of the man and the hard-fought struggles, the defeats, and the eventual triumphs he has experienced during a career spanning three decades. In the title story he offers us a gut-wrenchingly honest portrait of a nearly famous singer whose life and soul have been all but devoured by drugs. "Billy the Kid" is a fable about everything that will never happen in Nashville, and "Wheeler County" tells a romantic, sweet-tempered tale about a hitchhiker stranded for years in a small Texas town. A story about the husband of a murder victim witnessing an execution addresses a subject Earle has passionately taken on as a social activist, and a cycle of stories features "the American," a shady international wanderer, Vietnam vet, and sometime drug smuggler - a character who can be seen as Earle's alter ego, the person he might have become if he had been drafted.

Earle is a songwriter's songwriter, and here he takes his writing gift into another medium, along with all the grace, poetry, and deep feeling that has made his music honored around the world.

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"A beautiful and moving collection." - Jay McInerney


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Hardback Editions

June 2002 : USA Hardback

Title: Doghouse Roses: Stories
Author(s): Steve Earle
ISBN: 1-4177-1707-6 / 978-1-4177-1707-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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June 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Doghouse Roses: Stories
Author(s): Steve Earle
ISBN: 0-618-04026-9 / 978-0-618-04026-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

August 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Doghouse Roses
Author(s): Steve Earle
ISBN: 0-09-942242-5 / 978-0-09-942242-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Doghouse Roses: Stories
Author(s): Steve Earle
ISBN: 0-618-21924-2 / 978-0-618-21924-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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July 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Doghouse Roses
Author(s): Steve Earle
ISBN: 0-436-27605-4 / 978-0-436-27605-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
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Kindle Editions

June 2002 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Doghouse Roses: Stories
Author(s): Steve Earle
Publisher: Mariner Books
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